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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
repressive. and likewise, the obama administration the president's reelection faces an interesting set of questions about how best to continue on the strategy of trying to prevent the iranian nuclear program from arriving at the point where they're actually able to produce a weapon in how you tie an anti-proliferation policy with the human rights policy is an issue that is often been difficult for policymakers to reconcile. so why don't i quickly just open it up. maybe i will start with marina turks here is that this is so personal and may be asking even a basic level whether you think life for ordinary irradiance has gotten better or worse in the last few years. just give us your best sense of what the human rights landscape looks like today versus a five years ago were a decade ago. >> well, i guess this all depends on how much people know here about the absolute disregard for human rights in iran is in general. i don't know how much you know actually about it. in 1979 when the revolution succeeded we had hoped that promises freedom and he cannot we had hoped iran would become a demo
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
construction in california and the obama administration's high-speed rail program. transportation secretary ray la hood testifies about the $10 billion already spent with the goal of providing 80% of americans with access to high-speed rail within 25 years. this is just over three hours. >> good morning. like to call this hearing to order. today is another one of our hearings and focused on passenger rail in the united states, and this is an oversight hearing, which we conduct at the full committee level. pleased to welcome everyone to this hearing, and this opportunity to review the progress of high-speed rail in particular today, and the title of the hearing is, an update on the high-speed rail and inner city passenger rail program, mistakes made and lessons learned is the title. the order of business is we're going to hear members' opening statements from the committee. then our first panel will actually be two members who we'll welcome and hear their commentary, both of them from kaz, -- from california, leaders in the congress, we're pleased to welcome. and then we'll have the secretary in
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
it is. the obama industry should refuses to engage in serious sanctions against these countries. this is not typical in other foreign affair matters that plague the work of the administration. some i said question is what do you propose that we do or that you can do to persuade this administration to enforce the sanctions the way it has been so eloquently stated here today for you gentlemen and from this panel. so you can start, mr. hege. each one of you, could you respond to that, please? >> i can speak from the perspective of the group of experts we submit annually a list of recommended individuals and entities for consideration before the u.n. committee. obviously the united states government plays an important role in taking forward in studying this means. many of those names on the list remains confidential, many are included in our public reports. there's not a great deal of surprise of the contents of that list. however, the group has cells steps away from consideration in discussions of the list that it provides. in essence we remain indifferent to the steps taken subseq
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